Testimonials from previous startups

Many startups have begun their journey at the Sony Startup Acceleration Program (SSAP) Europe. Some want to share their experiences. We have collected a few of those testimonials here.

Sirisha Adimatyam at Innovosens

"The SSAP 2020 program was altogether an exciting experience for Innovosens having participated with some of the most innovative startups from across Europe. Throughout the acceleration program we were introduced to several key strategies of running a startup. These strategies included team building, business development, finding the right people to grow the business, maintaining customer relations, how to develop and collaborate with corporations etc.  Thus far we have cherished the collaboration with Sony. Sony has been very supportive with its business development activities which have played a crucial role in developing and running our startup by implementing all the insightful knowledge learned during this program."

Tatsiana Zaretskaya at Laava Tech

"We took part in SSAP in 2020 and despite the pandemic the program was well organized and run very professionally from the organizer’s side. It was adapted to the situation and each startup’s needs. Overall the program brought to us a lot of knowledge and value. Not only did we have amazing mentors, but being in one batch with such strong startup teams pushed us to work harder and reach new limits. Even though we have graduated from the SSAP program we continue our cooperation and get a lot of support from the Sony side."

Harry Howe at Dronestream

"Dronestream was fortunate to take part in the autumn 2019 SSAP Europe for Early-Stage Startups in Lund, Sweden and we were taken back by the level of support, passion and commitment we received from the Sony team to put us on a trajectory to success. The time we spent at Sony polished our approach to building a team, forming relationships with customers, negotiating and developing our business among many other attributes, have already shown dividends. As a startup accelerator it has done exactly that; Dronestream is poised to shake up the drone industry tenfold now SSAP Europe have refined our method of executing these goals."

Fredrik Lam at LumeoTech

"We had a transforming experience at SSAP Europe for Early-Stage Startups. Leo Wu and I took part in the program in Autumn 2019, and we feel very fortunate to have worked with the talented SSAP Europe team. With a great mix of competencies and vast networks both internally and externally, they helped improve many aspects of our startup. By the end of the program, our customer leads list had grown from 5 leads to a whopping 57 leads with the vast majority through warm intros by Sony or our SSAP Europe coaches, either directly or indirectly. The warmth and gains from the SSAP Europe team’s unconditioned passion will inspire and stay with us long after the completion of the program."

Simon Bachman at IDUN Technologies

"We took part in the autumn 2019 batch of SSAP Europe for Early-Stage Startups and enjoyed the exposure to the Sony world. We had lots of fruitful discussions with different groups, such as Hardware Development, Quality, Legal and IP – and we were coached by experienced and external consultants, as well as Sony executives. It helped to understand how we need to work with a large corporate and lay the foundation for a future collaboration between IDUN and Sony. We also really appreciated the team development activities and have actively used our new-found knowledge in that area since the program ended."